LA 2024 today celebrates Earth Day by highlighting its designated Green Sports Park, the South Bay Sports Park at the multi-sport StubHub Center complex. The second stop of LA 2024’s virtual venue tour series, the bid committee will use the South Bay Sports Park to showcase leading technology in sport and green innovation, positioning the Olympic and Paralympic Movement at the forefront of sustainability.
New renderings of the LA 2024 South Bay Sports Park include:
• StubHub Center Fields – Olympic Field Hockey;
• StubHub Stadium – Olympic Rugby and Modern Pentathlon; Paralympic Soccer 5 a Side
• StubHub Tennis Center – Olympic Tennis; Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis
• StubHub Velo Sports Center – Olympic Track Cycling; Paralympic Road Cycling
Each venue at LA 2024’s South Bay Sports Park has been selected to deliver a high-tech, celebratory, athlete-centered experience for every participant, and minimize financial and operational risk. LA 2024 will collaborate with the South Bay Sports Park’s venue owner and operator, AEG, to incorporate resilient design, including clean energy, water efficiency and resource reuse, as well as innovative circular economy solutions for all temporary and overlay construction. LA 2024’s Green Sports Park will also serve as a demonstration for what is possible and scalable with local and regional business solutions through sustainable sourcing, labor contracting and resource efficient design.
Like all of LA 2024’s Sports Parks, the South Bay Sports Park is connected to LA’s growing public transit system and lies within a single, integrated secure perimeter where all attendees will be able to walk easily from one venue to another in a safe, festival atmosphere. Each of LA 2024’s Sports Parks will include dining, music, sponsor activations, sports showcases and celebration Live Sites for event and non-event ticket holders to enjoy. LA 2024’s dynamic ticketing model – connecting nearby fans with available tickets in real time – will ensure every athlete in every sport competes in front of full stadiums with passionate, engaged supporters.
LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes, who is also a trustee of the California Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, said: “We believe that the IOC has a unique opportunity in 2024 to position the Games at the forefront of sustainability best practices, not only in terms of hosting global sporting events, but also in terms of how global sporting events can be harnessed to further a city’s long-term green goals. Thanks to LA 2024’s designated Green Sports Park at StubHub Center, Los Angeles’ abundance of existing infrastructure and leadership in green technology, our city is the right partner for the Olympic Movement in 2024 to achieve Games-changing green goals.”
LA 2024’s Sports Park innovation enhances the traditional concept of a singular “Olympic Park” by offering four unique Sports Parks in Downtown Los Angeles, the South Bay, the Valley, and Long Beach. The four LA 2024 Sports Parks will include multiple sports venues, a Live Site, showcases for Olympic and Paralympic sports, marketing partner activations and numerous dining and retail options, all within a secure perimeter. Each LA 2024 Sports Park is designed to enhance the Games-time experience for every participant, while delivering significant operational and cost benefits to the OCOG and making sustainable use of LA’s considerable existing assets. The Sports Park concept ensures athletes, officials and fans from around the world will be able to enjoy LA’s diverse geographies and cultures, and allow as many Angelenos as possible to experience the Games on their doorstep.
For more information visit LA24.org.